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Wanted man found, arrested in Salt Lake mall

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A man believed to be responsible for a rash of recent bank robberies was arrested at Crossroads Plaza on Monday.

An unidentified Salt Lake police detective, who works for the Pioneer Investigative Unit, was eating lunch in the food court when he spotted the 54-year-old man. The detective recognized the man from fliers made from bank surveillance and witness descriptions, Sgt. Fred Louis said.

The man allegedly robbed Zions Bank, 701 E. 400 South, and Wells Fargo, 1095 S. 2100 South, in December by handing notes to tellers demanding money.

When approached by the detective, the man said he didn't have identification. Authorities later identified the man and found a blue bank deposit bag on him, Louis said.

The man, who was also wanted on several federal warrants, remained in the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday morning.